Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private, co-educational college located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is one of America's most beautiful and historical cities and the original centre of higher education in the United States. Wentworth enrols 3,000 students and offers on-campus housing on its 35-acre (15-hectare), fully equipped campus.

Areas of Expertise

Students can benefit from a small class size (approximately 22 students) and individual attention from a dedicated teaching faculty with professional industry experience. There are more than 80 on-campus laboratories and studios, which are an integral component of all majors at Wentworth. Wentworth is also one of the most affordable full-time baccalaureate options in Boston, offering programs in the fields of architecture, computer science, design, engineering, engineering technology, and management of technology.

On Campus Housing

Over half our students live on-campus, in modern, co-ed residential halls that offer traditional rooms, suites, and apartments. Each resident hall is staffed by a professional resident director and resident assistants. On-campus dining options are close by, and include a full-service cafeteria and a fast-food café.

Incoming Students

Wentworth offers First Year Experience program (FYE) to help new students adjust to their college experience while growing and feeling comfortable in their living and learning environment. The FYE program focuses on two components: programming and academic support. The programming element consists of a series of events and activities designed to assist you through your first academic year. In addition to its programming component, the First Year Experience will also consist of academic support. Every first year student will be introduced to study habits, writing skills, and research methodologies from a faculty member in their introductory courses.

Career Planning

At Wentworth, building professional, paid work experience into the academic program is a priority. Co-op has been a fundamental part of our curriculum for nearly 30 years, and ours is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation. All full-time day bachelors’ degree candidates must complete two semesters of co-op, beginning after the first two years of study.

Sports

We are NCAA Division III and have 15 varsity teams, five club sports, and a co-ed intramural program.

Activities

The Wentworth Events Board is made up of students who provide interesting, quality activities for all students. WEB strives to meet the needs of the student body by developing and implementing co-curricular educational, recreational, cultural, and social programs for the campus community. Through these activities, members gain valuable leadership, organizational, management, and programming skills. Some popular events include welcome week, daytime programs, the Beaux Arts Ball, films, spring weekend coffeehouses, and comedians.

Clubs

Wentworth's roster of student activities includes over 40 clubs and organizations, ranging from recreational and cultural offerings to professional associations for most majors. So, whether students are looking to get a head start on your career or just get involved in something fun, we have plenty of options to choose from.

Information Technology

Wentworth is committed to helping students make the best use of computers. We offer a range of computing resources, including over 25 labs equipped with the latest hardware and software, free high-speed Internet access in all residence halls, and a full-time Office of Information Technology. The result is a highly connected academic and social community where advanced computing is accessible and convenient.

Cultural

Wentworth recognizes the importance of helping international students as they become comfortable with our academic environment and life in the United States. Our international student advisor will assist you in making the transition from home to Wentworth and will continue to support you throughout your program of study.

Special Services

Wentworth has many offices for students with special needs. Just to name a few, our institution offers counselling, health services, women to women program, continuing education office, campus security, and we have a parents and families section on our web site.

Affiliated Institutions

Wentworth is a founding member of the Colleges of the Fenway, six neighbouring colleges that collaborate to enhance student life. In addition to cross-registration privileges, students from the six participating colleges (Wentworth Institute of Technology, Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Heath Sciences and Pharmacy, Simmons College, and Wheelock College) enjoy a wide array of collaborative social and cultural programs. Collectively, the Colleges of the Fenway represent 10,000 undergraduates, 649 full-time staff, and 3,173 course offerings.

Campus Tour

Your campus tour will be guided by a student admissions representative who can share an insider's view of Wentworth life. You may also arrange to speak with an admissions counsellor for an informal interview or informational session. Campus tours are held daily Monday through Friday during regular semester dates.

Other

We offer many academic organizations, such as American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Architecture Club (WAC), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Wentworth Construction Management.

Modified on June 08, 2006